Browsed by
Author: Carrie Chester

On Violence ?>

On Violence

I don’t blog often (which I hardly need tell you), because I’m really not the sort who likes the sound of her typing – but this week I thought I’d weigh in on the subject that everyone’s talking about: The Walking Dead. This isn’t going to be a rehash of every other article out there, I hope; I won’t be discussing the choice of victims or whether TV censorship stood have toned it down a little. I’m more interested in…

Read More Read More

Site Update! ?>

Site Update!

In the run-up to the Out of Egypt launch, I’ll be revamping the site layout and updating all store links, price listings, and the like. Please bear with me over the next few days, as I’m no expert at this web-building lark – just a competent amateur that muddles through somehow. There might be a few weird glitches and visual inconsistencies while I get things straight!

Countdown to “Out of Egypt” ?>

Countdown to “Out of Egypt”

It’s funny – I know there are authors out there that engage with people online on a daily basis, and here I am popping out of the woodwork every few months with nothing much to say. I think there are several reasons for this, but the main one is really the biggest: I don’t want to look like an arsehole. That’s not to say that chatting online every day makes other authors automatic arseholes, far from it! I’ve interacted with…

Read More Read More

Time Out To Fanfic ?>

Time Out To Fanfic

There comes a point in the writing of any book, and especially in a series, when you need to step away for a few days or weeks in order to see the bigger picture. With “Out of Egypt”, I’d reached a place where I couldn’t see the wood for the trees. So for the last month or so, I took time out to write a short Sense8 fanfic about two of my favourite characters, Will and Wolfgang. It’s turned out…

Read More Read More

On Feelings of Inadequacy ?>

On Feelings of Inadequacy

It’s not often that I come upon something, be it book, TV, or film, that is so mind-blowingly brilliant it makes me hesitate to write, but in the past couple of weeks it’s happened to me in the form of the new Netflix series Sense8. It’s an odd situation to be in, and possibly unique to creatives in general – on the one hand, we’re excited to find something that engages us on so many levels, but on the other,…

Read More Read More

Long Time, No Blog ?>

Long Time, No Blog

And I admit, I’m a little embarrassed by it. 😣  This time last year, I was convinced that Out of Egypt would be done before the end of 2014. I remember saying as much, which I think many creative people would admit is a bloody lethal thing to do! Because not long after I made that rash promise, I discovered something very wrong with the manuscript. One day when I went to read over what I had in preparation for…

Read More Read More

Out of Egypt Coming Soon ?>

Out of Egypt Coming Soon

WARNING: Last Paragraph Contains Mild Spoilers It’s been a bitch of a year for me. I say that not to elicit sympathy but to explain, a little, where Book 2 has got to. If you’ve read my latest posts on this blog then you’ll know a little of what’s been going on, but there have been other things I haven’t talked about; my ex-fiancé coming to me with his problems concerning a new girlfriend (and more often than not crying…

Read More Read More

The Avanta/JobCentre Saga, Part 2 ?>

The Avanta/JobCentre Saga, Part 2

This is Part 2 of the story I began last night. Writing it down like this, it’s made me realise just how unbelievable it all sounds. Because it gets worse. Really. On 3rd July I received a letter from Avanta, the people who conduct the work-focused interviews, telling me they’d made me an appointment for 28th July. Yeah, they really held off, didn’t they? I phoned them and politely enquired if this could be a mistake because I’d been told…

Read More Read More

Something I Need To Get Off My Chest ?>

Something I Need To Get Off My Chest

I wrote this post as a draft on 17th June, but chickened out on posting it because I hate to sound like I’m whining. Let’s face it, people that read this want to know about the books, not this sort of thing. But in the end I decided to post it because I would rather sound like I’m whining than have people think I’m simply lazy! There are things happening in my life that are taking away from my work…

Read More Read More

On Attitudes ?>

On Attitudes

I’ve always had an attitude problem. I’m not bothered by that, just stating a fact. My mother is always telling me I’m a natural-born rebel, and that I’m a hard bitch – affectionately speaking, of course. I think she sometimes regrets just how hard I’ve become, although she would never say it. But it’s how I’ve survived being so out of step with the rest of my generation; how I’ve coped with always disagreeing with the norm, with liking underground…

Read More Read More